Well, I’ve always wanted to do a read-a-thon but they are usually on weekends when I have something going on with the kids. So, I’ve never felt like I could join in because I’d be lucky to get an hour read let alone 24 hours.
Bout of Books is a week-long challenge and there is no reading requirement. Here is the blurb:
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump after reading 3 books during our 10 day vacation in July. Nothing seems to really be exciting me and there are so many other things going on that have been taking me away from my reading.
Since this is our last week of summer (school starts next Monday), this is the perfect week to make the time to sit on my porch and read. My goal is to read two hours each day at the minimum. The four books I have chosen have a total of 1,273 pages, give or take. That figures out to be 181 pages/day that need to be read to finish all four book in these 7 days. Probably not realistic on my part since I do have some commitments this week, but hey, you gotta have a goal right? So, here are the books I’d like to read to this week:
A SMALL INDISCRETION BY Jan Ellison
30 LESSONS FOR LOVING by Karl Pillemer, PhD
THE SOMEDAY JAR by Allison Morgan
AMONG THE TEN THOUSAND THINGS by Julia Pierpont
These are all books that I am behind on reading and reviewing. I am hoping this Bout of Books is the kick in the pants I need to get back on track. I’m also finishing up two books, BELOW THE WATER LINE, which I am loving and THE TRUTH ACCORDING TO US, which is going slow for me. I would like to have these finished before I start on on the other books on Monday.
Be sure to check out the Bout of Books Blog
for any info throughout the week! I plan to do a mid week and wrap up post to let you know how I did!